Osiris wrote:I think Glasgow has got off lightly in the past as there are a lot of Carbuncles in need of attention (I nominated the Gallowgate area on the website!)
Osiris wrote:What part?
All of the Gallowgate area but specifically the area around the cross.
Alan L wrote:In terms recently completed buildings, the Etap Hotel at Lancefield Quay is the runaway winner for me. A multi-storey car park with some hotel rooms whacked on top? Lovely.
Socceroo wrote:The Etap Hotel is at Springfield Quay, it is horrendous i was down there last week. Glasgow City Council Planning ought to be shot. The whole Quay area down there is becoming a real mish mash of bad corporate architecture with seemingly little Planning controls. The new Casino is a real Car crash of a building planted right on the River.
Coatbridge town centre in North Lanarkshire is Scotland's most dismal place according to the Carbuncle awards.
The final votes have been counted for the Carbuncle Awards 2008 and Coatbridge Town Centre has been awarded the less-than-coveted title of 'Plook on the Plinth' for Scotland's Most Dismal Place. It was a close-run race between Coabridge, Glasgow's Springfield Quay and two-time Carbuncle winner Cumbernauld.
Also on the winners' list is the new Casino at Glasgow's Springfield Quay which takes the 'Zit Award' for Worst Building and Silverburn Shopping Centre in Pollok which takes the 'Pock Mark Award' for Worst Planning Decision.
The Plook award will prove controversial as local politicians and press have spoken out against the North Lanarkshire town's nomination for Most Dismal Place in Scotland, accusing the organisers of “snobbery”.
Members of the public put forward their nominations for each category during November, from which a panel of judges drew up a shortlist. The final winners have been selected by a public vote.
“Coatbridge could be a great place, it has a proud history and plenty ofpeople living close to its centre. However, poor planning decisions and uninspiring urban design and architecture has destroyed the character of the place. North Lanarkshire Council has made a policy commitment to improve the quality of the built environment. The design of the proposed development on Coatbridge's main street will be a good measure of the council's ambition,” said Prospect editor Penny Lewis.
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